Over the hills and through the woods, it's time to start having a holiday travel related anxiety attack. Never fear, a few easy extras in your carry-on or purse and you will be closer to keeping your sanity for the inevitable flight delay, turnpike traffic, or typical toddler tantrum.
These markers can be used to draw on plane or car windows and clean easily with a wipe: Crayola Window Marker
Do you remember this game from when you were a kid? These books come in a variety of subjects and will keep a toddler happily focused on something other than wanting to take off their seatbelt during takeoff: I Spy Animals
These handy books are comapct and have been a life saver for me time and time again. Best of all, they only require water and are reuable once the pages dry: Melissa & Doug Water WOW
Sometimes old school toys are wonderful to revisit. I love how these simple lacing toys will fill time and keep little hands busy: Lacing Toy
Now that we have your enteratinment covered. Here is a healthy holiday snack that will keep those little tummies happy. This snack comes together quickly, so make a batch to keep for those moments you or your little need a sweet holiday pick-me-up.
Cranberry Snowballs with Cashew + Coconut
1 cup raw cashews
1/3 cup cashew butter
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 - 2 Tablespoons of coconut flour
1. Place dates in small bowl and cover with water. Allow to soak for 1 hour. Drain water. If pitted, remove pits (this will be easy to do now).
2. In food processor, pulse raw cashews until the consistency of a chunky flour. Add dates and pulse until well mixed. Add cashew butter and pulse until well incorporated. Soon, it will begin to reach the consistency of a wet dough. Mix in 1/4 cup coconut flakes and dried cranberries. Slowly add coconut flour until mixture reaches a desired consistency where it will hold a ball shape when rolled.
3. Using a small cookie dough scoop or spoon, begin to scoop dough and roll into balls by hand. Place remaining 1/4 cup of coconut flakes into bowl and gently roll balls to cover in "snow".
Will make 2 dozen 3/4" snowballs. Will store in air-tight container on counter or fridge for 1 week.